Monday, 24 October 2016

Halloween Skull Makeup

Hiyaaa ❤ !
Today's post is out of my comfort zone but I wanted to try out my skills in Halloween makeup and I think for a first timer I did pretty well๐Ÿ˜ƒ

This photo shows the finished Skull-look : 

I freaking loved doing it and was pleased with the outcome๐Ÿ™ˆ  So if you'd like to know how to achieve this look keep reading for a tutorial๐Ÿ˜„

I first started by applying a huge amount of foundation. I personally used the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation as its not the one I'm using at the moment and it has kind of a slight shimmer to it so I thought that it would give a good effect to the look. I literally pasted my face with this foundation and then used a beauty blender very lightly to even it out. I had to leave it for a few minutes to dry before continuing. Then I applied the lightest shade from the Sleek Cream Contour Palette for under my eyes and lightly dusted some Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Translucent Powder to set everything out. 

Using an angled brush I applied the shade 'Ink' from the Sleek Ultra Mattes Darks Palette (V2). At this point I didn't really know what colour scheme I was going to use so I was just winging it ๐Ÿ˜…. I filled and accentuate my eyebrows with this blue shade and then moved on to eyeshadow. 

I picked up 'Highness' from the same Sleek palette and with a tapered blending brush applied it all over my crease and elongating it at the end to look like 'winged'. I kept applying this colour until I was satisfied with its intensity. Then using the shade 'Dodgems' from the Sleek Whimsical Wonderland Collection - All the Fun Of the Fair Palette I cut the crease with a flat angled brush. This created contrast and a guide for when I applied the black shade. 

For the black shade I used 'Blackout' from the Naked 2 Palette. I applied this with a very small flat brush as I knew that if I went overboard with the black shade there was no turning back ๐Ÿ˜‚. I applied it close to my upper lash line and over half my lid and then blended it out. I also applied it elongated at the ends to match the purple shade. 

I then used a black pencil eyeliner from IT Style and applied it to my lower lash line - I used a pencil eyeliner and not the shadow itself as I have very sensitive eyes and I wanted to avoid watery eyes ๐Ÿ™ˆ then I went in with 'Blackout' and the small detail brush and applied it under the lash line and blended the pencil and shadow with a blending brush so that everything is kept smooth. Below the black shade I went in with the shade 'Highness' to create kind of a shadow and remove the ragged look I had.

Moving on to the hollowed cheeks, I first applied a light black shadow outline for where I wanted my hollowed cheeks. This will be used both as a guideline and to create a more deepened effect. Then using a blush brush I picked up the colour 'Highness' and started applying it from the inner part outward. At this point using the black line as a guideline so as to not go above it so much, just enough to blend out the harsh black line together with the purple shade. After applying several rounds of 'Highness' I wasn't satisfied with the depth so I turned to the Carli Bybel Palette and applied the darkest mauve-purple shade with a tapered blending brush close to the black line. This instantly gave off the desired effect and after blending everything out again with the blush brush I was ready from the cheeks.

At this point my lips had nothing on them and I was struggling to give them a ghost-like look as I have no white lipstick or the sort. However, an idea came and I decided to give it a try and surprisingly it worked very well! My brilliant idea was to cover my lips in foundation and then smother them in transculent powder to mattify them and give them a whitish look. I then used Nyx Liquid Matte Eyeliner to create the lines on my lips, first drawing the outside lines and then drew horizontal lines over my lips and at the outline. This was not done in a particular manner so you can do it whichever way you like. With the same liquid eyeliner I drew a random shape over my nose and then filled it up and applied some 'Blackout' shadow to intensify the blackness even more. 

Picking up the mauve-purple shade from the Carli Bybel Palette I started adding shadows and details to make it look more real. Under my lips I dusted some of this colour to create a shadow-like effect. And then I created the impression of a frown by applying the shade on the upper inner part of my nose and going up to over my eyebrows. I even applied some to the inner corner of my eye blending it with 'Highness' to create more shadow-effect. Also, apply it to your temples to make the skull look more hollowed and scary ๐Ÿ™Š.

The last step is totally unnecessary but I wanted an excuse to splatter my face with highlight so I applied the darkest highlight shade from the Carli Bybel Palette and applied it over the hollowed cheeks, at the tip of my nose and dusted it lightly over my upper lip.

This brings us to the end of the tutorial - it took me two hours to get it just right so be prepared to spend some time on it ! If you like this look and tried it out please tag us so we could see your recreation! 

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